The Mercedes driver broke the rules at the Qatar GP. The FIA has confirmed that it will investigate Lewis Hamilton’s rules breach at the Qatar GP.
Mercedes driver Hamilton retired at the first corner at the Lusail International Circuit after colliding with teammate George Russell – an incident for which he took full responsibility.
Despite not being penalized for the collision, Hamilton was cautioned and fined for crossing the track to return to the pits, which is considered a safety offence. Although the governing body initially considered the matter closed, concern about the optics of one of the most influential drivers in F1 history committing such an offense led to further investigation.
An FIA spokesman said: “The FIA is re-examining the incident in which Lewis Hamilton crossed the straight during the Qatar GP. “The FIA notes that Lewis apologized during subsequent questioning by the referee and admitted that the crossing was an accident. a serious breach of security. – However, given his example, the FIA is concerned about the impression his actions may have made on younger drivers.
A recent incident Although race officials in Qatar quickly dealt with the incident, the alarming situation during the World Karting Championship on the same day caused alarm within the ranks of the FIA. Joe Turney was trying to return to the race at Franciacorta in Italy when he was hit by a rival and suffered serious leg injuries, requiring leg surgery the following day.
The FIA treats safety issues with the utmost urgency and although no further action will be taken against Hamilton, it will ensure that no stone is left unturned in such matters.